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tannic acid Line breaks: tan¦nic acid
Pronunciation: /ˌtanɪk ˈasɪd/

Definition of tannic acid in English:


Another term for tannin.
Example sentences
  • One researcher I know says the tannic acid and theobromine in tea help remove heat from sunburn.
  • The samples were then kept at - 80°C for 24 h in a precooled solution of 0.1% tannic acid in anhydrous acetone.
  • They decided to use proline and hydroxyproline embedded in a solid state, and previous experiments had demonstrated that gelatin had high affinities to tannin and tannic acid derived from sorghum.


Pronunciation: /ˈtaneɪt/
Example sentences
  • For those who prefer a more technical explanation: The ink would be composed mostly of iron tannate or gallate.
  • A ferric tannate staining was used to highlight cell walls exposed on the cut surfaces and stained cells were measured immediately to minimize possible dimensional change due to osmotic water uptake.
  • In the presence of iron and water, the naturally-occurring tannins in redwood react to form a dark, blue-black iron tannate precipitate.
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